Storm Sanders

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Storm Sanders
Sanders RG19 (29) (48199112197).jpg
Country (sports)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Born (1994-08-11) 11 August 1994 (age 25)
Rockingham, Australia
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
PlaysLeft-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money US$387,099
Singles
Career record134–124 (51.9%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 202 (10 February 2014)
Current rankingNo. 319 (10 February 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2014, 2015, 2016)
French Open Q1 (2014)
US Open Q1 (2013)
Doubles
Career record138–102 (57.5%)
Career titles2 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 63 (9 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 99 (10 February 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2017)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2018)
Last updated on: 10 February 2020.

Storm Sanders (born 11 August 1994 in Rockingham) is an Australian tennis player.

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Sanders has won one singles title and twelve doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 10 February 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 202. On 9 October 2017, she peaked at No. 63 in the doubles rankings.

Sanders debuted on the ITF junior circuit in December 2007, [1] and on the senior circuit in November 2008. [2] She won her first professional tournament in February 2013.

Professional career

2013

Sanders began her year ranked 674 in the world. Her first tournament was the Apia International Sydney, where she received a wildcard into qualifying. She stunned Eugenie Bouchard in the first round in two tiebreak sets, but lost in the second round against Misaki Doi. Sanders then received a wildcard into qualifying at the Australian Open where she lost in the first round against Yuliya Beygelzimer. In February, after failing to qualify for the McDonald's Burnie International, Sanders celebrated a breakthrough victory, winning the $25,000 Launceston Tennis International tournament. [3] [4] She won through both, the qualifying and main draws, without dropping a set. She also achieved the rare feat of defeating the top seeds in both the qualifying draw (Mari Tanaka) and the main draw (Olivia Rogowska) en route to victory. Sanders reached the top 500 in the WTA rankings for the first time after the tournament win. A month later, she reached the final of the $25,000 event in Ipswich, Queensland, losing to Jelena Pandžić in three sets. [5]

In July, together with her British partner Naomi Broady, Sanders won the $50,000 Gold River Women's Challenger, defeating Robin Anderson and Lauren Embree in straight sets. [6]

In US Open qualifying, Sanders lost in the first round to Uzbekistan's Nigina Abduraimova. [7]

2014

Sanders began the season at the Brisbane International, after receiving a wild card into qualifying. She opened with a three set win over Irina-Camelia Begu. [8] Although taking the opening set, Sanders lost against third seed Hsieh Su-wei in three sets in the second round.

The following week, Sanders was awarded a wild card to the main draw of the Hobart International. A first-round win over Peng Shuai [9] saw her match up with second seed Kirsten Flipkens in the second round. Pushing the top-20 ranked Belgian to the brink, Sanders lost in a tough three set match, lasting over two and a half hours. [10] Despite the close loss, it was announced that Sanders had been given a wildcard into the singles main draw of the Australian Open, [11] having been given wild cards for the doubles draw the previous two years. She played Camila Giorgi in round one, losing on her Grand Slam singles debut in three sets. [12] She also lost in the first round of women's and mixed doubles.

2015

Given a wild card for the Hobart International, [13] Sanders lost in round one to Camila Giorgi in three sets. She was then given a wild card for the Australian Open, but lost at the first stage again, this time to world No. 46 Klára Koukalová in straight sets. [14]

2016

In July, she qualified for the Jiangxi International - the first time Sanders has come through qualifying at a WTA-level event. [15]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–2)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0 Jun 2017 Nottingham Open, United KingdomInternationalGrass Flag of Australia (converted).svg Monique Adamczak Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jocelyn Rae
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Laura Robson
6–4, 4–6, [10–4]
Loss0–1 Sep 2017 Japan Women's Open, JapanInternationalHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Monique Adamczak Flag of Japan.svg Shuko Aoyama
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Zhaoxuan
0–6, 6–2, [5–10]
Loss1–2 Sep 2017 Guangzhou Open, ChinaInternationalHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Monique Adamczak Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Elise Mertens
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Demi Schuurs
2–6, 3–6
Win2–2 Feb 2020 Hua Hin Championships, ThailandInternationalHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Arina Rodionova Flag of Austria.svg Barbara Haas
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ellen Perez
6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Feb 2013 ITF Launceston, Australia25,000Hard Flag of Japan.svg Shuko Aoyama 6–4, 6–4
Loss1–1Mar 2013ITF Ipswich, Australia25,000Hard Flag of Croatia.svg Jelena Pandžić 5–7, 6–2, 2–6
Loss1–2Sep 2015ITF Tweed Heads, Australia15,000Hard Flag of Hungary.svg Dalma Gálfi 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win2–2 Nov 2019 ITF Playford, Australia60,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lizette Cabrera 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: 20 (12 titles, 8 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (8–7)
Clay (3–0)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1May 2011ITF Landisville, United States10,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brooke Rischbieth Flag of the United States.svg Hsu Chieh-yu
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nicola Slater
5–7, 3–6
Loss0–2May 2011ITF Sumter, United States10,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ebony Panoho Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bojana Bobusic
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nicola Slater
6–4, 5–7, [6–10]
Loss0–3Sep 2011ITF Alice Springs, Australia25,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brooke Rischbieth Flag of Brazil.svg Maria Fernanda Alves
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Samantha Murray
6–3, 5–7, [3–10]
Loss0–4Nov 2011 ITF Bendigo, Australia25,000Hard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Samantha Murray Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stephanie Bengson
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tyra Calderwood
6–2, 1–6, [5–10]
Loss0–5Mar 2013ITF Ipswich, Australia25,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Viktorija Rajicic Flag of Thailand.svg Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Flag of Thailand.svg Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–4, 1–6, [8–10]
Win1–5 Jul 2013 ITF Sacramento, United States50,000Hard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Naomi Broady Flag of the United States.svg Robin Anderson
Flag of the United States.svg Lauren Embree
6–3, 6–4
Win2–5 Jan 2014 ITF Burnie, Australia50,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jarmila Gajdošová Flag of Japan.svg Eri Hozumi
Flag of Japan.svg Miki Miyamura
6–4, 6–4
Win3–5 Jul 2014 ITF Sacramento, United States50,000Hard Flag of Russia.svg Daria Gavrilova Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez
Flag of the United States.svg Zoe Gwen Scandalis
6–2, 6–1
Loss3–6Jun 2015ITF Baton Rouge, United States25,000Hard Flag of South Africa.svg Chanel Simmonds Flag of the United States.svg Samantha Crawford
Flag of the United States.svg Emily Harman
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Win4–6 Jul 2015 ITF Granby, Canada50,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jessica Moore Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Laura Robson
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Erin Routliffe
7–5, 6–2
Win5–6Oct 2015ITF Cairns, Australia25,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jessica Moore Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Elie
Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
6–0, 6–3
Loss5–7 Jun 2016 ITF Ilkley, United Kingdom50,000Grass Flag of Belgium (civil).svg An-Sophie Mestach Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Zhaoxuan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Kailin
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win6–7 Oct 2016 ITF Canberra, Australia50,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jessica Moore Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alison Bai
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lizette Cabrera
6–3, 6–4
Win7–7May 2017 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany25,000Clay Flag of Germany.svg Vivian Heisen Flag of Latvia.svg Diāna Marcinkēviča
Flag of Switzerland.svg Rebeka Masarova
7–5, 5–7, [10–8]
Win8–7 Jun 2017 ITF Surbiton, United Kingdom100,000Grass Flag of Australia (converted).svg Monique Adamczak Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chang Kai-chen
Flag of New Zealand.svg Marina Erakovic
7–5, 6–4
Loss8–8Mar 2019ITF Mildura, Australia25,000Grass Flag of Australia (converted).svg Olivia Rogowska Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alana Parnaby
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alicia Smith
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Win9–8May 2019ITF Rome, Italy25,000Clay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Arina Rodionova Flag of Brazil.svg Gabriela Ce
Flag of Romania.svg Cristina Dinu
6–2, 6–3
Win10–8 May 2019 ITF La Bisbal D'Emporda, Spain60,000Clay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Arina Rodionova Flag of Hungary.svg Dalma Galfi
Flag of Spain.svg Georgina Garcia-Perez
6–4, 6–4
Win11–8 Nov 2019 ITF Playford, Australia60,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Naiktha Bains
Flag of Slovakia.svg Tereza Mihalíková
6–3, 6–4
Win12–8 Jan 2020 ITF Burnie, Australia (2)60,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ellen Perez Flag of the United States.svg Desirae Krawczyk
Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
6–3, 6–2

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